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2001

Me, I hardly dreamed, this year--I barely slept. I spent most of the year workaholic, feverish... building the World Dream Bank. Oddly, I didn't miss my dreams, for I spent all day, every day, immersed in dreams, dreams from every year of my life, reliving my entire life. Well, at least the documented part: ten thousand days, thirty thousand dreams.

I was so busy, I didn't even keep a journal for much of the year, so I can't be sure of most dates. I did far more art than this, but most of it ended up as dream-illustrations, so it's scattered over past years. What's here is just a tiny subset: the few non-dream non-illustrations done this year...

Except for one. After the Bang is about dreams--about the strange place I'm in now, as I wind down this vast project, this year-long dream, and wake to stare around me bewildered...

Dream well.

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2001



FRACTURE SPEEDS MARRIAGE: by Wayan; 2001/1/1, a dream of advice on health and romance.
A baseball star breaks her leg (with a little help from the other team). It delays her career but but speeds her marriage. Did she NEED a....break?
JILL THE PEST: by Wayan; 240K, 2001/2/22, a nondream visionary comic.
I had a headache and couldn't sleep. I started drawing, and asked for a cure. And a cartoon angel said...
CAUTION: TANTRUMS, MASTURBATION, JUNKFOOD, ANGELIC SCOLDING
THE MER BUILDING: by Wayan; 2001/2/23, a dream of a double life.
Im a puma with a night job as a cellist. But my day job with The Architectives is the bizarre one...
BOATS: by SAO (Shawn Allen O'Neal); March 2001, a doubly predictive dream.
Were the rowdy face-boats really ghosts haunting this old house, harbingers of my future online... or both?
SCIENCE IS A BUILDING THAT COMES ONLY HALFWAY TO THE GROUND: by SAO (Shawn Allen O'Neal); March 2001, a painting of a dream-scene.
In the golden light of a primal Eden, my friends and I flock naked through emerald glades like wild deer, until the tower approaches...
CATCH-UP: by Wayan; 2001/3/14, a dream on maturation
Revelations about my mom put my shyness in a new light. That night I dream twin sisters suddenly zoom through puberty in hours...
CAUTION: VERY SUDDEN BREASTS
WARM MOTHER: by Jenny Badger Sultan; 2001/3/24, 3/29, 3/30 & 4/1; dreams
My mother takes over caring for my sick daughter; I feel pushed aside. When I wake, I try to paint a more positive image of mothering...
For a week, dream after dream appears with situations full of opportunities for patience and letting go of jealousy...
AFTER THE BANG: by Wayan; 2001/5/16, a poem on the World Dream Bank.
The Big Bang happens, you're inspired, you make something of it... then what? The Big Whimper?
MENTOR: by Wayan; 2001/6/13, six advisory dreamlets.
I meet a shapeshifting dream-mentor who warns of coming war (note the date). Then a sentient book, "The Art of War," gets intimately involved...
CAUTION: ELECTRODES, LIBROPHILIA
PORTRAIT OF LADY DRACANTHRA: by Wayan; 100K, mid-2001? Acrylic dream painting.
Among the family portraits in the hall of my ancestors was this one of a formidable old... woman, I guess.
A FINAL GOODBYE: by Justin Hall; dreamed summer 2001, drawn 2003; comic of a lucid dream on closure.
I found myself in a cafe in Amsterdam--or was it Sevilla?--with Kevin, who I knew was dead...
CAUTION: GRIEF
GROUND ZERO: by Al Davison; 2001/9/9, a predictive dream-comic.
Two days before 9/11, I dream I'm a child at ground zero, mourning the devastation--and witnessing rebirth.
JUST BEFORE 9/11: by Patti Viscardi; 6 AM 2001/9/11, a predictive nightmare
I was on a plane... It was almost graceful, the plane actually entered the building before everything dissolved into flame...
CAUTION: DEATH. DEATH TWICE.
FALL INTO FEAR: by Brenda Ferrimani; 2001/9/12, a 9/11 nightmare transformed by lucidity
Im falling into endless darkness. I feel like screaming, but then I remind myself Im dreaming. What is for me here? I demand. SHOW ME! I begin rising toward the stars. Huge metal discs with alien writing rise with me...
CREEPINESS: by Scottopic; 2001/11/30. A hypnogogic nightmare.
I'm in bed sleepily petting my cat, when I see my cat across the room! What's on my legs? It's big. My cat chases it off... through the wall? My room is sealed. Where did it come from, where did it go?...
ASTEROID STRIKES: by Ben Bamber; Sept.-Dec. 2001, four dreams predicting three meteor strikes in southern England
I witnessed strikes in Brighton and Devon through the eyes of others; but I felt the Cheltenham impact in my own body...
THE LEAP: by Naguib Mahfouz, 2001?, an aborted flying dream.
I rode with my love in a cart drawn by a winged horse. But as we flew over the Great Pyramid, I jumped...
RUBBISH: by Naguib Mahfouz; dreamed 2001? A dream of advice from the dead.
My dead friend lost patience with the local dump, so I beat the trash--and out came shining people...
FANFOX: by Wayan; 2001, self-portrait as a fox woman.
This foxgirl had my own uneasy mixture of exhibitionism and wariness. Baring sex, but not my face...
CAUTION: NUDITY
SPHINX UP A TREE 1 (BROWN): by Wayan; ink sketch 193/2/26, digital tweaks 2001.
A preteen sphinx pleased with herself and her treebranch world...
SPHINX UP A TREE 2 (BLUE): by Wayan; sketch 1980s? Digital 2001.
A moody teenage sphinx treed by the hounds of her own disdain...
UNICORN BOY: by Wayan; drawing 1984, shaded 2001; dream-self portrait.
Me as a unicorn boy. Though I got a haircut since then, and most people can't see the horn...
CAUTION: NUDITY
SAMURAI BULLET: by Wayan; 1985 automatic drawing, 3x5", ink; tinted 2001.
I didn't know myself what this was about, till I had to write this note--and suddenly I got it...
YELLOWBALL ABSTRACTION: by Wayan; 2001. Ink tinted digitally. Dream image unrecognized at first!
Another lie from those fiendish abstractionists. Turns out it's not a yellow ball at all...
CAUTION: LANGUAGE


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